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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Review from Jackie Aron
42 events 27 reviews

Definitely first rate!

reviewed Jan 24 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie H.
41 events 19 reviews

Superb acting in a intimate setting made for a great evening. Would highly recommend seeing this well directed and professionally acted play.

reviewed Feb 01 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from demetri alexander
23 events 12 reviews

EXCELLENT POTRAYAL AND ACTING!

reviewed Jan 27 2008 report as inappropriate
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Shattered Globe Theatre will present Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” directed by Louis Contey.  In this 1956 drama – also produced as a Peabody-Award-winning 1957 teleplay and a 1962 film – washed-up prizefighter Harlan “Mountain” McClintock faces the sudden end of his career. Having spent 14 years in the ring, Mountain faces the prospect of a life that does not include boxing and discovers that the skills that almost made him a champion don’t count for much in the wider world. Mountain is torn between the possibility of new love and a promising future offered by social worker Grace, and loyalty to his self-serving manager Maish, who wants to exploit the fighter on the lucrative professional wrestling circuit. Widely regarded as one of the greatest sports dramas of all time, “Requiem for a Heavyweight” is a gut-wrenching account of the merciless prizefight game and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake.  Run time is about two hours with one intermission. 

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